It’s not just park kickers where the landing is potentially dangerous.
As one skier found out the other week – the trick is just the start, and if you’re not carful you could find yourself skewered on a tree, a car, or any number of post-stunt obstacles.
And even when you have nailed the shot – it can still be a buzz-killer to say the least. Struck down in your moment of victory – so focussed on the task at hand that you don’t check that the path ahead is clear.
Taking the ‘don’t stand in the landing’ phrase into the urban landscape doesn’t quite work in the same way – we’ve got a few key examples when riders forgot to check with their buddies, or just didn’t see the secondary threat.
So treat your Spotter well – they could save you from one hell of an afterbang…
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